Leblas closes store as founders part ways

Design-led sustainable jeweller to close London’s Sloane Street shop.

Leblas, the design-led sustainable jewellery brand, will close its single boutique tomorrow after its co-founders made the decision to move on to new projects.

The brand was founded in 2007 by Spanish jewellery designer Arabel Lebrusan and Clare Winfield, who oversaw the business side of the company. Together they launched Leblas, as both shared the view that sustainable products do not have to sacrifice design or quality.

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Lebrusan designed detailed filigree jewellery – for which the brand became synonymous – in recycled metals, with an influence from her Spanish roots.

A Leblas boutique was opened on Sloane Street in London’s Chelsea. The partners have now chosen to close the store, with the final day of trading taking place today, Friday July 1.

Speaking of the closure, Lebursan said: "We are closing down Leblas. It has been a difficult decision but Clare and I feel it is the best for now."

"Leblas is now in the last week of trading and the shop is almost empty. It has been amazing the customers reaction when we told them, very caring and loving," she added.

Winfield is said to be looking for a new project, and has previously worked for a successful TV shopping channel, where she gained experience working with jewellery.

Lebrusan will carry on creating Leblas’ collections under her name, with a bespoke design service underway, and a new website launch scheduled for August. 



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